- A deliberate decorative implanting or injecting of indelible pigments into the skin or the tinctorial effect of accidental implantation.
- To produce such an effect. The procedure, historically and geographically widespread, is associated with risks of infection. Removal is difficult, with pulsed laser treatment offering low risks of scarring.
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